For Immediate Release—
Boulder’s Beloved Radio Show eTown To Be Inducted Into Colorado Music Hall Of Fame On The Show’s 30th Anniversary
Virtual concert and induction ceremony eTown’s 30th b’Earthday Celebration airs April 22nd
“I am constantly impressed with the community eTown has helped build. Nick and Helen have created something remarkable here for the music scene, locally, and nationally.” -Gregory Alan Isakov
February 26, 2021 – Boulder, Colo. – On Earth Day 2021, Colorado’s favorite multimedia nonprofit, eTown, will be receiving quite the 30th birthday gift; an induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
Launched on Earth Day in 1991, eTown has grown into a widely respected internationally syndicated radio show—airing on more than 300 stations worldwide—while sticking to its mission to help create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world through its musical, social, and environmental programming.
On April 22nd, eTown will be inducted into the CMHOF during a virtual concert and celebration honoring eTown’s 30th b’Earthday.
“We’re honored that eTown is being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. We’ve been working hard for thirty years to bring great music to our audience,” says eTown Founder and Host Nick Forster. “What Helen and I started back in ’91 has lasted longer and grown more than we ever imagined, and it means so much to be recognized by the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.”
Additional event details, including the lineup of performers and how to watch the live stream, will be announced in March. For more information on eTown, please visit etown.org. Leading up to the event, fans are encouraged to revisit eTown’s podcast and video archives, including the treasure trove of finale collaborations like Margo Price and Swamp Dogg covering John Prine’s “Sam Stone” or Che Apalache and Aoife O’Donovan putting a bilingual spin on Cat Stevens’ “Peace Train.” A collection of eTown finales can be found at this link and the entire eTown video archive is available right here.
More about eTown: eTown, the internationally syndicated radio broadcast, podcast, and multimedia- and events-production nonprofit, launched on Earth Day 1991 in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, eTown has produced musical, social, and environmental programming all focused on its ongoing global mission—to educate, entertain, and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Prior to the pandemic, eTown recorded shows in front of a live audience in eTown Hall, a 17,000 square foot former church in downtown Boulder which has been renovated and transformed into a solar-powered performance and recording facility—likely the only zero-carbon facility of its kind in North America. Recently, eTown pivoted to all-virtual episodes. eTown is aired on over 300 radio stations nationwide, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, Vimeo, on Facebook and Twitter @eTownRadio, on Instagram @eTown_Radio, on YouTube, as well as at www.etown.org.
More about Colorado Music Hall of Fame: Founded in 2011, Colorado Music Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization with the mission of celebrating our state’s music heritage and inspiring the future of Colorado music through our museum, educational programming, induction concerts, and events. Since the inaugural induction of John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 21, 2011, CMHOF has hosted eleven inductions, honoring more than forty musicians, individuals, and institutions who have made a mark on Colorado’s music history. Sharing the legacies of Colorado music, inductee biographies, videos and memorabilia are exhibited at the Hall of Fame’s museum, located at the Trading Post at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. In 2021, CMHOF welcomed three new board members: Carlos Lando, General Manager of KUVO; Troy Duran, CFO/COO of Growth Leasing LLC; and Yvette Pita Frampton, community leader/documentary filmmaker/musician. It also launched its inaugural Board Emeritus with former board members JC Ancell, Aaron Friedman, Phil Lobel, and David McReynolds.
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